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Stories from Millard West High School
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Jordan Bakar | January 14, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 13, 2021.

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Annabelle Harshbarger | December 10, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 9, 2020.

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Horrible Harry wreaking havoc in the NFL
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Jonathan Willis | December 9, 2020

It’s been almost three years since Buffalo Bills defensive tackle and former Millard West football player Harrison Phillips heard his name called in the NFL draft. The Wildcat alum remembers his time…

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Madison Brandis | December 1, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 20, 2020.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | November 30, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 20, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | November 20, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 19, 2020.

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Jonathan Willis | November 20, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 18, 2020.

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Shelby OMara | November 18, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 17, 2020.

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Kaden Roth | November 17, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 12, 2020.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | November 13, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 12, 2020.

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Madelyn Christiansen | November 6, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 5, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | November 5, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 30, 2020.

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Voting is a right, not a privilege
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Morgan Weir | October 30, 2020

After the passage of the 15th Amendment, which prohibits states from disenfranchising people based on race, voter suppression tactics became commonplace in the US. Poll taxes, grandfather clauses and literacy…

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Tenley Wright | October 20, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 14, 2020.

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Tenley Wright | October 13, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 9, 2020.

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Emma Baker | October 12, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 9, 2020.

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Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | October 6, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 2, 2020.

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Edison Geiler | October 5, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 2, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | September 28, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 18, 2020.

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Censorship: the enemy of student journalists
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Alexis Bahensky | September 23, 2020

We are taught from young ages that our voices are important and we should share them with our community. Getting involved in journalism is a way the younger generation can do that. However, it seems that…

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Stop policing people’s grammar
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Morgan Weir | September 8, 2020

Language is the centerpiece of culture. It’s about more than communication; it’s a shared tool that bonds us with people in our community. However, it can also become a barrier that isolates and differentiates…

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Edison Geiler | September 3, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on August 28, 2020.

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Coronavirus is a feminist issue
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Morgan Weir | May 11, 2020

Coronavirus is exposing inequalities among different socioeconomic statuses, including race, class and, although it isn’t as commonly acknowledged, gender. Most of the major federal and state recovery…

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Annalise Smalley | May 7, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 19, 2020.

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Tell tails of the times
Coronavirus

Emma Baker | April 23, 2020

As the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, people may be noticing another rise in something a little bit more wholesome: pet ownership.

At the beginning of the year, the health service company Cigna…

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Reporting from the front lines
Coronavirus

Morgan Weir | April 21, 2020

It’s 7 p.m. in New York City, and people flock to their windows with cowbells and whistles, hooting and cheering as healthcare workers, grocery store employees and emergency responders return from their…

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Chirping away at the time
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Kaitlin Reynolds | April 17, 2020

Constructing the walls of a future house to a feathered friend and painting the exterior with the perfect touches to make a home is the perfect activity for one Millard West student who spends her time…

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Finding out their fate
Coronavirus

Kaitlyn Willard | April 16, 2020

On April 6, Superintendent Dr. Jim Sutfin released an official statement regarding the end of the year plans for not only seniors, but Millard Public Schools as a whole. He took this announcement to Twitter…

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No classroom, no problem
Coronavirus

Dana Summers | April 8, 2020

On Wednesday, April 1, the staff at Wheeler Elementary School showed how much they missed their students by parading their way through the community.

Due to the Coronavirus and the cancellation of the…

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Driving thru COVID-19
Coronavirus

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | April 6, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19, Governor Pete Ricketts needed to take precautions in order to slow down the virus in the state. Part of those regulations had limitations on gatherings, such as public places,…

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Emma Baker | April 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 28, 2020.

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Bailey Christensen | March 25, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 5, 2020.

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Logan Berggren | March 19, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 12, 2020.

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Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | March 19, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 5, 2020.

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Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | March 13, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 12, 2020.

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Edison Geiler | March 12, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 19, 2020.

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Nebraska needs to join the ERA of equality
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Morgan Weir | March 11, 2020

On March 22, 1972, Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a proposed constitutional amendment to fight sex-based discrimination and ensure equal rights which was introduced in 1923. The active…

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A safer school
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Kaitlyn Willard | March 10, 2020

During January of 2020, the 180 schools across Douglas County held a kick-off at the Omaha Police Department as they celebrated the beginning of the new Safe2Help Hotline. 

This new hotline is for…

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Panic spreading like the novel coronavirus
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Michelle Zhang | March 3, 2020

It is well established that the novel coronavirus, officially termed COVID-19, is a threat to humanity as the everchanging virus continues to spread from person to person transmission. Originating from…

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Brenna Batchelder | March 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 20, 2020.

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Bailey Christensen | March 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 26, 2020.

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Natalie Eljamal | March 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 27, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | February 28, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 27, 2020.

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Finding a family
Features

Natalie Eljamal | February 26, 2020

Most families have some sort of connection, whether biological or adopted. For junior Vivien Gaines, fostering is a large component of her family’s connection. Gaines’s family has been fostering for…

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Annalise Smalley | February 24, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 30, 2020.

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Jordan Bakar | February 21, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 19, 2020.

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Elizabeth Hahn | February 17, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 5, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | February 17, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 14, 2020.

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Natalie Eljamal | February 11, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 5, 2020.

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Nebraska is losing its minds
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Edison Geiler | February 10, 2020

Most brain drains refer to a country losing well-educated citizens because they want to pursue better career opportunities elsewhere in the world. The event is usually viewed as a country to country exchange,…

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